Ahead of Obama visit, Army warns of Peshawar-like attack

'Fully prepared to foil nefarious designs of terrorist organisations'

Ahead of Obama visit, Army warns of Peshawar-like attack

Speculating that terrorists might carry out Peshawar-like attack in Jammu and Kashmir ahead of US President Barack Obama’s India visit, the Army on Thursday said there is possibility that Pakistan might try to divert fringe elements of the home grown terrorist outfits on Indian side of the border.

“We have general inputs that terrorists might try to attack soft targets, including schools, religions places, Army convoys and other civilian areas ahead of Obama visit,” General Officer Commanding (GOC), 16 Corps, Lt Gen K H Singh told reporters in Nagrota, Jammu.

He revealed that 200 heavily-armed militants were waiting in 36 launching pads across the Line of Control (LoC) on the other side of Pir Panjal range to infiltrate and carry attacks on soft targets.

General Singh said the terror infrastructure across the border is active and terror organisations were receiving  support of Pakistani Army and the ISI.

“The terror infrastructure across the border is intact and there is every possibility that Pakistan might try to divert some of its home grown terrorists towards this side of the border,” he said.

However, Gen Singh said the army was fully prepared to foil any such nefarious designs of the terror organisations. “Our counter-infiltration grid is firmly in place, infiltration bids will be eliminated if any attempt is made.

The  Army remains prepared all the time for any eventuality,” he asserted.
Meanwhile, sources said high alert has been sounded in the state.

“Extra vigil is being maintained at every entry and exit point in Jammu and Srinagar  and random checking is being carried out to thwart any attempts by militants,” they said.
DH News Service

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